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|The Call of December 2, 1893
The new bell which was dedicated at Jerusalem Church last Sunday was purchased from the McShane Bell Company of
Baltimore Maryland. It was raised by contractor William H. Bashore on October 9. 1893. The weight of the bell is 2,027 pounds
and the cost $500. The services in the morning were conducted by Reverend J. O. Schlenker of the Lutheran Church of
Hazleton. Reverend Bommershine, a student at the Reformed Theological Seminary at Lancaster, officiated at the afternoon
and evening services. The services were of an interesting character and were largely attended.
ODD FELLOWS BENEFIT
The entertainment for the benefit of Odd Fellows Day, given by Carroll Lodge Number 120 of Schuylkill Haven, is under the
auspices of the committee. The entertainment promises to be a financial success as they have secured the services of the
famous Jordan Glass Blowers troupe, among whom are considered entertainers are Lorenzo, with his wonderful performing
dogs, Mademoiselle Burgess, with her performing birds and mice, Lorenzo with his funny wooden headed family,
Mademoiselle Burgess assisted by Nat Burgess, in their latest mind reading act, and Jordan's glass blowing combination,
making it a wonderful entertainment rarely seen at Metamora Hall. The show will remain in Metamora Hall Saturday, Monday
and Tuesday, December 2, 4, and 5. Saturday afternoon will be devoted to children. Presents will be given away every night.
The Call of December 9, 1893
The Town Council held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening. Members present were Charles Wiltrout, Robert
Jones, A. Felix, H. V. Keever, C. H. Goas, H. I. Moser and James Quinn. In the absence of the president, P. C. Detweiler, Mr.
Wiltrout was chosen to preside over the meeting.
Mr. Wiltrout of the Stone Committee reported that the Supervisor had given him the measurement of gutters where stone
had been used. The Light Committee's report was then heard. The Superintendent's report was read and accepted. Mr.
Jones desired that Mr. Brickhouse should be present this evening. The plant is not in a good condition. They are having
trouble with the arc lights, subject to periodic flashes. They had an expert electrician up to examine them, but he could not
account for the flashing. Mr. Jones reported that the machinery was not in very good order. Things lying about the room in
disorderly manner, pumps leaking and needing packing. He thought there should be more system in the working of the plant.
Mr. Felix called attention to the rebate on insurance. On motion, it was given into the solicitor's hands to be attended to. Mr.
McGoey's resignation was read and accepted. Mr. Quinn named William DeHaven to serve from the West Ward instead of Mr.
McGoey. Mr. DeHaven was elected. On motion of Mr. Moser it was agreed to have the incandescent lights run all night until
further orders. Mr. Jones desired to know who was to shovel snow from the street crossings. The Supervisor informed him
that he had appointed a man in each ward to attend to it. Chief Burgess Deibert stated that he had engaged Lewis Kaufman
to distribute circulars and presented a bill of $2 for him. Council refused to pay the bill but granted him an order for $1.50.
The Call of December 16, 1893
HOSE COMPANY PIANO
The Schuylkill Hose Company is making efforts to procure a piano for the parlor in their hose house. This will be quite an
addition to their already elegantly furnished parlor and we wish them success in the undertaking.
BUTZ STORE ROBBED
Jonathan Butz's business establishment in Spring Garden did not escape the recent depredations of robbers. Thursday
night a week ago they began raiding his store. Mr. Butz was apprised of their visit through an electric alarm which
communicates between his house and the store. He arose and equipped himself to protect his property and started for his
store. Presenting arms he cautiously moved on. The robbers heard his approach and made good their escape. Bang went
Mr. Butz's gun and the shots no doubt whistled about the ears of the flying thieves. They returned the fire but without
effect. They left their booty behind, dropping some of it as they ran. Mr. Butz no doubt values his electric alarm very highly.
The Call of December 30, 1893
UNION CEMETERY REPORT
We publish in another column a financial statement f the Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery. The report shows the company to
be in very good financial condition which is brought about by the successful management of the affairs of the company by its
efficient corps of managers and officers. They expended a considerable sum of money during the year. With this money they
greatly improved the condition of the cemetery and have made it a very desirable burial ground.
ROBBERS IN SPRING GARDEN
Robbers entered the premises of Charles Bubeck on Garfield Avenue, opposite the Union Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon
and carried off several revolvers and a lot of clothing. The goods stolen were valued at $50. The marauders are supposed
to have been tramps.
The Call of December 6, 1918
MAIN STREET BUSINESS FIRM WAS FINED
A Main Street business firm was this week fined by the State Inspector for violations of the state labor laws. A fine of ten
dollars was imposed for having in the employ, girls for more than fifty four hours per week and $25 for having boys under
sixteen years of age employed. This was the second fine on the latter charge imposed on this firm.
BAND CHANGES NAME
The band organized in Spring Garden some time ago, this week changed its name to the Rainbow Hose Company Band. Mr.
Charles Hostetter has been engaged as instructor and the leaders are Clarence Kerschner and Charles Dietrich. The band
now numbers about eighteen men. The rehearsal night is Friday. An effort is being made by the members to develop the
organization into a first class musical organization and judging from the rapid progress being made in this direction, it will not
require many more months to accomplish this.
AUTO SKIDDED INTO POST
While autoing to the Cressona fire on Friday at noon, the auto of John Ebling skidded on Center Avenue near the Riegle barn
and struck a pole. The machine was thrown over to one side by the impact and the occupants, Clarence Moser, Raymond
Hummel, and the owner, John Ebling, were thrown out. Moser in some way or other got twisted up with his necktie and it was
drawn so tight about his neck that he almost smothered before the tightly drawn tie was noticed. He was unconscious for
more than an hour. A physician ministered to his wants. The auto was somewhat damaged.
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